Originally Posted by rue
I think that it is good that Mardy was able to win a five set match even though I would have loved to see him finish off faster. I think mentally he really needed it. He has been losing close matches and winning this one might actually help him a great deal.
I agree. I'm very proud of Mardy! But I hope he doesn't make this a habit. One of the pics from the match described it (the one crouching down) as him arguing with a line call. I'm most proud of that - because Mardy has lost matches after meltdowns from line calls. So the fact that he got over that and won a ridiculously tight match 9-7 in the FIFTH is a good sign.
And, it'll be a huge test for his physical fitness to see if he can bounce back.
As for Gaudio, I feel that on paper Mardy should win, but again, who knows how he'll bounce back from this almost 3.5 hour match.
I'm still in denial about the hair